Speech to Text for Storm-damaged church holds Easter service
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it's been two months since a tornado ripped through columbus taking some homes and buildings with it... however for the church family of the first pentecostal church... resurrection sunday was also the first step to rebirth and rebuilding. i was there for the sunday service and talked to church leaders about next steps. "this is our promise land. i don't know if tearing down the building was our crossing the river of jordan but we've crossed it, we're through it." this was the sight of the first pentecostal church a day after the tornado hit columbus in late february. however im told it's what was still standing that had the biggest impact on the pastor. "when the storm hit and the first thing we saw when we walked in was that bible stand was not moved." and today that bible stand stood in the same spot for resurrection sunday service. "this is home to us, everywhere else we feel like we're in someone else's house but here it's just a connection. we just feel like we're home. i'm told what the church has been through will not determine what the church what the church is meant to be... "he was crucified but he is risen was is of past tense is is of now tense. so yeah, our building was destroyed but our church is resurrected from it. and according to first pentecostal no tornado can withstand the power of prayer. "we did a prayer walk all around this place, we did here to. but this is what god gave us and this is where we're going to be. erin wilson wtva 9 news. some early morning drivers in columbus had a rough start to